Found black and white cat

Found black and white cat. Appears to have a green flea collar and /or collar. Can not get close to it …seems scared and in shock. Possibly sick.



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Special Olympics Georgia Polar Plunge

Special Olympics Aha 265x265 bannerFor the 7th year, Special Olympics Georgia and the Law Enforcement Torch Run of Georgia are proud to host our annual Polar Plunge at Lake Lanier Islands Sunset Cove on Saturday, February 20th, 2016! The Polar Plunge is the largest fundraising effort benefiting Special Olympics. In a nutshell, the Polar Plunge is where participants collect pledges from friends and family in exchange for the opportunity to jump into icy waters in the middle of winter. All proceeds collected by “plungers” will benefit the 26,702 athletes of Special Olympics Georgia and help to enhance Special Olympics’ mission: To provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, and other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Visit the following website for more information and to register online to set up your own, personalized fundraising page.

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Financial Innovations LLC – How to Avoid Identity Theft

Financial Innovations resized banner Ad 2015Identity Theft

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Javelin Strategy & Research, an average of 7.5% of American households had some type of identity theft each year (as of April of 2015).   Here are five tips to try to avoid being a part of this statistic:

  1. Tax Return Pin. One way these thieves are using stolen identities is by filing false tax returns. The thief files your income tax return and shows that you are owed a refund. The refund is directed to an account that does not belong to you. You have no idea anything has happened until you file your income tax return and the IRS rejects your tax return stating you already filed. Now you must prove to the IRS that you are really you.

If you live in Georgia, Florida, or Washington, DC, you can avoid this scam by getting a PIN to file your tax return.

  1. Social Security Number Protection. You can also avoid identity theft by not carrying your social security number with you (in case your wallet or purse is stolen). Do not provide your social security number unless absolutely necessary. Your doctor’s office, for instance, will request it, but this is unnecessary.
  1. Avoid Unknown Callers. Do not answer calls from unknown numbers. Many of the identity thieves will call and try to persuade you (very convincingly) to give them information about your bank, social security, birth date, etc… Do not give out that information.
  1. Passwords. Your passwords should include two capital letters as well as numbers, letters, and symbols (@$% for instance). You should change your passwords monthly or at least quarterly.
  1. Credit Report. Pull your credit report each year for free by calling 1-877-322-8228, or online at

If someone steals your identity: (1) Call the police and file a report; (2) Call social security and notify them; (3) Hire a monitoring company to watch your credit; (4) Contact the credit companies and put a fraud alert on your credit; and (5) Contact to report the theft to the FTC.

Laura K. Schilling, J.D., CPA, CFP®, CSA
Financial Innovations, LLC
6111 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite F101
Atlanta, Georgia 30328
(404) 458-0065
(404) 393-3063 fax

Securities offered through Triad Advisors, Inc.  Member FINRA/SIPC.

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Book of the Week: Anna Dressed in Blood

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Anna Dressed in Blood
Note from Audra:  Christy Holloway is the third of my trio of Dunwoody High School Juniors to provide us with a Junior Book Review.  Christy along with Abby Chambless started the ‘DHS Bookclub’ this year.   When Christy told me about it I immediately asked her if she and Abby would be willing to write about some of their fave choices from their book club reading this year.  The girls thankfully said yes and here’s the second review from this dynamic duo about their October DHS Book Club choice……

Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, Book 1) (Anna Dressed in Blood Series)

by Kendare Blake by Tor Teen
Paperback ~ Release Date: 2012-07-03

List Price: $9.99
Our Price: $4.56

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Reviewed By Christy Holloway, DHS Junior

In October, Dunwoody High School’s book club chose to read Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake for our book of the month. We want to expand our scope of reading, so we decided to have a theme for some months. Because October was the month of Halloween, we saw it fitting to read a book from the horror genre. Although the title makes it seem like it would be an eerie book, it wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be,  but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a great book. The main character Theseus Cassio Lowood, also known as Cas, hunts and kills ghosts. Cas’s father spent his life ghost hunting and died while doing it. After his father’s death, Cas made it his mission to revenge his father by killing the ghost who murdered him. He moves all across the country to hunt ghosts in order to prepare him for when he finds the ghost who killed his father. Everything was a routine for Cas, move to a new town, find a ghost, and kill it. Until Cas moves to a small town in Canada and meets Anna. Anna is a girl who was killed in 1958 and has been terrorizing anyone who comes near her house for over 60 years. When Cas and Anna meet, the series of events that follow change both of their lives (dead and living) forever. Cas must then decide between following in his father’s footsteps or helping save Anna.  The Dunwoody High Book Club rated this book a 5/5 because of it’s page turning mystery and magic. The description and exploration of the world of the undead in this book makes it an incredibly exciting read.

Grateful for Great Hair at Bernadettes–Save 10% on all Aveda Products During Thanksgiving and Christmas Weeks!

Whether you’re loading up on stocking stuffers or simply looking to rejuvenate your locks for the impending harshness of this Atlanta winter, stop by our fabulous salon in Dunwoody to receive 10% off of all Aveda products during Thanksgiving week and Christmas week! Bernadettes Hair Salon & Wig Studio is proud to offer this line of environmentally responsible and incredibly high-quality products that will give you everything you need for your tresses, from smoothing and moisturizing to repairing and protecting color. Please stop in and get warm with a cup of hot tea or coffee on us in our beautiful salon, located at 2472 Jett Ferry Road in the Chick-Fil-A parking lot. Visit our website at to learn more about the Bernadettes experience.


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The Galloway School

Galloway smallAt The Galloway School, we take education beyond the traditional.  Serving students age 3 through grade 12, Galloway combines the academic excellence you would expect at one of metro Atlanta’s top independent schools with a unique culture of learning. It is an adventurous culture that encourages risk-taking, honors the individual and fosters learning through relationships.

At Galloway, students grow into mature, free, fearless thinkers, who move beyond preconceived notions of what can be understood and achieved. Through innovation, enthusiasm, and high expectations, Galloway draws students joyfully into learning and cultivates the intrinsic curiosity and unrepeatable talents of each one.

Join us for Discover Galloway, an open house event, on Sunday, December 6 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  To register or sign up for a tour click here. Read More »

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